In the Bible, a symbol of God, godliness, or supernatural illumination. God is the creator of light (Gen 1:3
) and wears light as a garment (Ps 104:2
). In the OT, the law of God is described as a “light” (Ps 119:105
). In the NT, both Christ (John 8:12
) and his followers (Matt 5:14
) are described as the “light of the world.” They are emissaries of God, who is light (1John 1:5
) and who calls people “out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1Pet 2:9
). In the book of Revelation, the Lord God is said to be the light of the heavenly city (Rev 22:5
3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
2wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
105Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
Jesus the Light of the World
12Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the ... View more
14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.
God Is Light
5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.
9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of dar ... View more
5And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.